Joel Embiid is the superstar center for the Philadelphia 76ers and a top-3 MVP candidate in the NBA right now. He’s a 4 time all-star, 2 time all-NBA and all-defensive team and averaged 28 points per game this season. While he is dominating on the court how has his life been off the court? Here we’ll divulge into that side of his life.
Who is Joel Embiid ‘s Wife?
Joel Embiid is married to Anne De Paula. She is a 26 year old Brazilian model. She won ‘Sports Illustrated’ magazine’s ‘Swimsuit Model search’ competition in 2017. After winning the competition, she became the first ‘Sports Illustrated’ swimsuit rookie to get a spot on the pages of the magazine’s edition in February 2018. She has huge following of 243 thousand followers on Instagram. She has an estimated net worth of $14 million dollars.
In October 2018, Joel Embiid did a cover story for GQ magazine where he put in details of his secret relationship who people speculated was Anne. But it was Philadelphia owner Michael Rubin who confirmed not only the relationship but also the engagement in an Instagram post.
Dating for Joel Embiid was something that came with its own peril. He’s a multi million dollar superstar and concerns arise that people would date him for his money. In the GQ interview he said,
“You gotta do your background check. You don’t want to be that guy marrying a girl that someone else in the NBA has been with…. I’m sure some guys end up getting married to women that have been around. And maybe on the court they also get told. Hey, I fucked your wife.”
Arthur Elijah De Paula Embiid
On September 25th 2020, Joel Embiid announced the birth of the next generation of the Embiid’s . He named his son after his brother Arthur, who was struck by a truck and died at the age of 13 in 2014.
His approach to basketball and how he takes care of his body has changed after becoming a father. He wants his son to see his dad as an NBA Hall of Famer. This has also added motivation for his playoff campaign for this post season as well. His absence on the floor has been really visible for the Philadelphia 76ers. He loves his family as much as he loves the sport and he is appreciative of his journey here.